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Preview 2008 - The ACC Starting Lineups
Florida State QB Drew Weatherford
Florida State QB Drew Weatherford
CollegeFootballNews.com
Posted Jun 1, 2008


It's the big call going into the fall. What are the starting lineups going to be? Who has the edge on the big jobs after spring ball? Here are the projected starting lineups, along with the key positions for each ACC, Big 12, Big East and Mountain West team. Tomorrow, the Big Ten, C-USA, MAC and SEC.

Preview 2008

Projected ACC Starting Lineups


Who has the edge on a starting job going into the summer? What's the key position to watch out for and what needs to be addressed before the season starts? Here are the prjected starting lineups for every team.

Projected Starting Lineups
ACC | Big East | Big 12 | M-West
Coming Tuesday: Big Ten, C-USA, MAC, SEC

Atlantic

Boston College

QB 10 Chris Crane, 6-4, 236, Sr.
RB 1 Josh Haden, 5-8, 190, Fr.
Position Spotlight: Haden is one of the only options going into the fall with L.V. Whitworth and Andre Callender gone, but defensive back Dan Mulrooney wasn't bad this spring when he got his chance.

FB 36 James McCluskey, 6-2, 231, So.
WR 11 Clarence Megwa, 6-1, 208, Jr.
WR 18 Rich Gunnell, 5-11, 206, Jr.
TE 80 Ryan Purvis, 6-4, 258, Sr.
OT 74 Anthony Castonzo, 6-7, 262, So.
OG 73 Cliff Ramsey, 6-6, 302, Sr.
C 65 Matt Tennant, 6-4, 284, Jr.
OG 78 Thomas Claiborne, 6-3, 330, So.
OT 66 Rich Lapham, 6-8, 324, So.
PK 83 Steve Aponavicius, 5-10, 183, Sr.

DE 98 Alex Albright, 6-5, 235, Jr.
DT 60 Ron Brace, 6-3, 325, Sr.
DT 90 B.J. Raji, 6-1, 325, Sr.
DE 86 Jim Ramella, 6-4, 247, Jr.
LB 7 Kevin Akins, 6-2, 220, Jr.
LB 34 Mike McLaughlin, 6-0, 250, Jr.
LB 16 Brian Toal, 6-0, 252, Sr.
CB 20 Roderick Rollins, 6-0, 178, Jr.
SS 19 Paul Anderson, 6-1, 208, Sr.
FS 8 Marcellus Bowman, 6-2, 214, Jr.
CB 9 DeLeon Gause, 5-11, 179, So.
P -- Ryan Quigley, 6-3, 175, Fr.

Clemson

QB 10 Cullen Harper, 6-4, 220, Sr.
RB 1 James Davis, 5-11, 210, Sr.
WR 80 Aaron Kelly, 6-5, 190, Sr.
WR 13 Tyler Grisham, 5-11, 180, Sr.
WR 6 Jacoby Ford, 5-10, 185, Jr.
TE 86 Michael Palmer, 6-5, 245, Jr.
OT 76 Cory Lambert, 6-6, 310, Jr.
OG 70 JaMarcus Grant, 6-4, 305, Jr.
C 65 Thomas Austin, 6-3, 305, Jr.
OG 71 Barry Humphries, 6-3, 295, Jr.
OT 61 Chris Hairston, 6-6, 310, So.
PK 14 Mark Buchholz, 6-1, 205, Sr.

DE 24 Kevin Alexander, 6-3, 245, Jr.

Position Spotlight: Alexander might have the speed and the quickness to grow into a decent pass rusher, but it's only a matter of time before star recruit DaQuan Bowers takes over. The true freshman was the real deal in spring ball.

NG 97 Dorell Scott, 6-4, 300, Sr.
DT 91 Rashaad Jackson, 6-2, 280, Sr.
DE 7 Ricky Sapp, 6-4, 240, Jr.
LB 44 Scotty Cooper, 6-1, 210, So.
LB 20 Brandon Maye, 6-2, 215, RFr.
LB 33 Kavell Conner, 6-1, 225, Jr.
CB 38 Chris Chancellor, 5-10, 170, Jr.
CAT 25 Michael Hamlin, 6-3, 205, Sr.
FS 22 Chris Clemons, 6-1, 210, Sr.
CB 18 Crezdon Butler, 6-0, 185, Jr.
P 49 Jimmy Maners, 6-1, 190, Sr.

Florida State

QB 11 Drew Weatherford, 6-3, 216 Sr.

Position Spotlight:
You'd figure it would be Weatherford's show now that Xavier Lee is gone, and after so much experience after a good freshman campaign. Nope. He missed most of spring ball hurt, and now sophomore Christian Ponder will get every shot at the job this fall after an efficient spring.
RB 6 Antone Smith, 5-9, 188, So.
FB 41 Sedderick Holloway, 5-10, 247, Jr.
WR 18 Greg Carr, 6-6, 210, Sr.
WR 9 Richard Goodman, 6-0, 186, Sr.
TE 40 Matt Dunham, 6-2, 255. Jr.
OT 62 Rodney Hudson, 6-2, 283, So.
OG 71 Evan Bellamy, 6-4, 296, So.
C 60 Ryan McMahon, 6-3, 274, So.
OG 75 Will Furlong, 6-5, 262, RFr.
OT 70 Antwane Greenlee, 6-6, 302, RFr.
PK 43 Graham Gano, 6-1, 197, Sr.

DE 95 Kevin McNeil, 6-2, 255 Jr.
DT 72 Budd Thacker, 6-2, 282, Jr.
DT 91 Emmanuel Dunbar, 6-5, 284, Jr.
DE 99 Everette Brown, 6-4, 246, Jr.
LB 36 Dekoda Watson, 6-2, 222, Jr.
LB 30 Derek Nicholson, 6-2, 234, Sr.
LB 31 Toddrick Verdell, 6-3, 222, Jr.
CB 4 Tony Carter, 5-9, 166, Sr.
FS 24 Darius McClure, 5-11, 207, Sr.
SS 3 Myron Rolle, 6-2, 218, Jr.
CB 21 Patrick Robinson, 5-11 189 Jr.
P 43 Graham Gano, 6-1, 197, Sr.

Maryland

QB 10 Chris Turner, 6-4, 210, Jr.

Position Spotlight: Take your pick from all the quarterback options. Turner was the starter at the end of last year, but Jordan Steffy, concussion problems and all, is the better option. Still in the hunt is Florida transfer Josh Portis, who has yet to live up to his immense potential.

RB 23 Da’Rel Scott, 5-11, 192 So.
WR 84 Isaiah Williams, 6-3, 200, Sr.
WR 8 Darrius Heyward-Bey, 6-2, 206, Jr.
WR 17 Danny Oquendo, 6-0 190, Sr.
TE 13 Dan Gronkowski, 6-6, 255, Sr.
OT 77 Scott Burley, 6-5, 335, Sr.
OG 76 Jaimie Thomas, 6-4, 339, Sr.
C 60 Edwin Williams, 6-3, 315, Sr.
OG 72 Phil Costa, 6-3, 300, Jr.
OT 75 Dane Randolph, 6-5, 300, Sr.
PK 39 Obi Egekeze, 6-2, 210, Sr.

DE 91 Mack Frost, 6-5 252, Sr.
NT 90 Travis Ivey, 6-4, 325, Jr.
DT 40 Jeremy Navarre, 6-3, 270, Sr.
DE 55 Trey Covington, 6-3, 240, Sr.
LB
48 Moise Fokou, 6-2, 225, Sr.
LB 34 Dave Philistin, 6-2, 231, Sr.
LB 44 Chase Bullock, 6-2, 234, Sr.
CB 6 Anthony Wiseman, 5-10, 185, Jr.
FS 1 Terrell Skinner, 6-2, 214, Jr.
SS 29 Jeff Allen, 6-1, 190, Sr.
CB 2 Kevin Barnes, 6-1, 188, Sr.
P 35 Travis Baltz, 6-2, 200, So.

NC State

QB 12 Harrison Beck, 6-2, 220, Jr.
RB 29 Jamelle Eugene, 5-10, 195 Jr.
Position Spotlight:
With Andre Brown and Toney Baker out this spring recovering form injuries, Eugene was fantastic showing toughness and a good speed burst. While he's not a back to revolve the offense around, he proved he's good enough to carry the load of Brown and Baker aren't 100%.
FB 39 Derrick White, 6-1, 225, Jr.
WR 5 Jarvis Williams, 6-4, 205, So.
WR 80 Donald Bowens, 6-3, 206, Jr.
TE 83 Anthony Hill, 6-6, 265, Sr.
OT 73 Julian Williams, 6-5, 292, Jr.
OG 93 John Bedics, 6-4, 295, Sr.
C 60 Meares Green, 6-4, 306, Sr.
OG 76 Curtis Crouch, 6-5, 335, Sr.
OT 50 Jeraill McCuller, 6-7, 330, Jr.
PK 36 Josh Czajkowski, 5-9, 178, So.

DE 62 Markus Kuhn, 6-5, 275, So.
DT 96 Antoine Holmes, 6-2, 281, Sr.
DT 49 Alan Michael Cash, 6-1, 286, Jr.
DE 97 Willie Young, 6-4, 230, Jr.
LB 34 Robbie Leonard, 6-0, 194, Sr.
LB 44 Ray Michel, 6-0, 224, Jr.
LB 56 Nate Irving, 6-1, 227, So.
CB 21 DeAndre Morgan, 5-10, 166, So.
FS 28 Justin Byers, 6-0, 170, RFr.
SS 4 Javon Walker, 6-0, 188, So.
CB 30 Jeremy Gray, 6-2, 186, Sr.
P 20 Bradley Pierson, 5-9, 163, Sr.


Wake Forest

QB 11 Riley Skinner, 6-1, 200, Jr.
RB 27 Josh Adams, 6-0, 180, So.
RB 44 Mike Rinfrette, 6-3, 260, Jr.
WR 88 Chip Brinkman, 6-1, 210, Sr.

Position Spotlight:
With Kenneth Moore out of the picture, the Demon Deacons desperately need a top receiving option to take the heat off the running game. Brinkman didn't emerge as a No. 1 type of target, but he needs to in a big hurry this fall.
WR 4 D.J. Boldin, 5-11, 220, Sr.
TE 85 Ben Wooster, 6-5, 226, Jr.
OT 76 Joe Birdsong, 6-4, 290, Jr.
OG 72 Russell Nenon, 6-4, 304, So.
C 67 Trey Bailey, 6-2, 289, Jr.
OG 61 Barrett McMillin, 6-3, 288, Jr.
OT 64 Jeff Griffin, 6-3, 298, Jr.
PK 38 Sam Swank, 6-2, 206, Sr.

DE 42 Matt Robinson, 6-2, 248, Sr.
NG 96 Boo Robinson, 6-2, 326, Jr.
DT 91 Dennis Godfrey, 6-3, 297, RFr.
DE 93 Anthony Davis, 6-5, 251, Sr.
LB 59 Aaron Curry, 6-3, 240, Sr.
LB 43 Stanley Arnoux, 6-1, 245, Sr.
LB 39 Chantz McClinic, 5-10, 225, Sr.
CB 2 Alphonso Smith, 5-9, 191, Sr.
SS 9 Chip Vaughn, 6-2, 220, Sr.
FS 10 Kevin Patterson, 5-10, 185, Sr.
CB 17 Brandon Ghee, 6-0, 182, Jr.
P 38 Sam Swank, 6-2, 206, Sr.

Coastal

Duke

QB 3 Thaddeus Lewis, 6-2, 190, Jr.
RB 21 Re’quan Boyette, 5-10, 210, Sr.
WR 15 Eron Riley, 6-3, 200, Sr.
WR 5 Raphael Chestnut, 6-2, 190, Sr.
WR 17 Sheldon Bell, 6-4, 200, So.
TE 87 Brett Huffman, 6-5, 245, So.
OT 74 Cameron Goldberg, 6-6, 280, Sr.
OG 77 Jarrod Holt, 6-6, 310, Jr.
C 62 Bryan Morgan, 6-3, 255, So.
OG 61 Rob Schirmann, 6-5, 285, Sr.
OT 70 Fred Roland, 6-8, 310, Jr.
PK 26 Joe Surgan, 6-4, 210, Sr.

Position Spotlight:
Duke has far bigger problems than figuring out the kicking game, but even so, it could still be the team's biggest weakness. Surgan did nothing to show he deserves the job this off-season, and now it'll be an open competition this summer.

DE 91 Ayanga Okpokowuruk, 6-4, 255, Jr.
DT 3 Vince Oghobaase, 6-6, 310, Jr.
NG 97 Clifford Respress, 6-4, 275, Sr.
DE 99 Wesley Oglesby, 6-6, 250, So.
LB 6 Marcus Jones, 6-3, 220, Sr.
LB 34 Michael Tauiliili, 5-11, 235, Sr.
LB 31 Vincent Rey, 6-0, 255, Jr.
CB 7 Leon Wright, 5-9, 165, Jr.
LS 24 Glenn Williams, 5-10, 185, Sr.
RS 23 Catron Gainey, 6-2, 205, Jr.
CB 1 Jabari Marshall, 5-11, 200, Sr.
P 49 Kevin Jones, 6-3, 185, So.

Georgia Tech

QB 9 Josh Nesbitt, 6-1, 214, So.

Position Spotlight: The pressure was on Nesbitt to show he could run the Paul Johnson offense, and he came through this spring when he was healthy. A groin problem kept him under wraps for part of the session, leaving the door open for recruits Tevin Washington and Jaybo Shaw.

RB 21 Jonathan Dwyer, 6-0, 228, So.
RB 22 Jamaal Evans, 5-8, 193, Jr.
RB 20 Roddy Jones, 5-9, 194, RFr.
WR 8 Demaryius Thomas, 6-3, 229, So.
WR 15 Correy Earls, 6-0, 190, So.
OT 64 Andrew Gardner, 6-6, 297, Sr.
OG 72 Jason Hill, 6-4, 299, Jr.
C 77 Dan Voss, 6-4, 294, Jr.
OG 70 Joseph Gilbert, 6-4, 288, RFr.
OT 55 David Brown, 6-3, 271, Sr.
PK 14 Scott Blair, 6-0, 173, So.

DE 91 Derrick Morgan, 6-4, 270, So.
DT 99 Vance Walker, 6-2, 293, Sr.
DT 95 Darryl Richard, 6-4, 290, Sr.
DE 93 Michael Johnson, 6-7, 247, Sr.
LB 12 Anthony Barnes, 6-3, 231, So.
LB 51 Brad Jefferson, 6-2, 227, So.
LB 59 Kyle Jackson, 6-0, 226, RFr.
CB 37 Jerrard Tarrant, 6-0, 189, RFr.
SS 1 Morgan Burnett, 6-1, 198, So.
FS 26 Dominique Reese, 5-11, 178, So.
CB 32 Jahi Word-Daniels, 6-0, 194, Sr.
P 14 Scott Blair, 6-0, 173, So.

Miami

QB 12 Robert Marve, 6-1, 203, RFr.

Position Spotlight:
Being the Miami quarterback isn't what it used to be, but the talent level, at least the potential, is as high as ever. Marve had an inconsistent spring, but he's the starter. Even so, star recruits Jacory Harris and Cannon Smith each showed they deserve a longer look for the starting gog.
RB 5 Javarris James, 6-0, 214, Jr.
FB 30 Patrick Hill, 5-9, 262, Jr.
WR 83 Sam Shields, 6-0, 180, Jr.
WR 87 Khalil Jones, 6-2, 220, Sr.
TE 84 Richard Gordon, 6-4, 260, Jr.
OT 64 Jason Fox, 6-6, 306, Jr.
OG 74 Orlando Franklin, 6-7, 345, So.
C 52 Xavier Shannon, 6-1, 298, Sr.
OG 61 Joel Figueroa, 6-5, 344, So.
OT 77 Reggie Youngblood, 6-5, 312, Sr.
PK 40 Jake Wieclaw, 6-1, 183, Fr.

DE 57 Allen Bailey, 6-4, 28, So.
DT 93 Dwayne Hendricks, 6-4, 298, Sr.
DT 96 Antonio Dixon, 6-3, 328, Sr.
DE 94 Eric Moncur, 6-2, 250, Sr.
LB 44 Colin McCarthy, 6-3, 230, Jr.
LB 50 Darryl Sharpton, 5-11, 232, Jr.
LB 55 Glenn Cook, 6-0, 235, Sr.
CB 22 Bruce Johnson, 5-11, 172, Sr.
S 35 Lovon Ponder, 6-0, 219, Sr.
S 26 Anthony Reddick, 6-0, 208, Sr.
CB 30 DeMarcus Van Dyke, 6-1, 174, So.
P 25 Matt Bosher, 6-0, 195, So.

North Carolina

QB 13 T.J. Yates, 6-3, 210, So.
RB 8 Greg Little, 6-3, 210, So.
FB 4 Bobby Rome, 5-11, 250, Jr.
WR 88 Hakeem Nicks, 6-1, 210, Jr
WR 87 Brandon Tate, 6-1, 195, Sr.
TE 89 Richard Quinn, 6-4, 250, Sr.
OT 72 Kyle Jolly, 6-6, 300, Jr.
OG 76 Bryon Bishop, 6-3, 300, Sr.
C 73 Aaron Stahl, 6-3, 290, Jr.
OG 79 Calvin Darity, 6-3, 300, Sr.
OT 75 Garrett Reynolds, 6-7, 310, Sr.
PK 18 Jay Wooten, 6-3, 185, RFr.

DE 95 Greg Elleby, 6-4, 285, So.

Position Spotlight: With E.J. Wilson a lock on the other side, the focus between now and McNeese State is finding a replacement for Hilee Talor. Darrius Massenburg might have the job when he's healthy, and there are several other prospect coming in, but Elleby is just good enough to hold on to the spot.

DT 97 Aleric Mullins, 6-3, 295, Jr.
DT 9 Marvin Austin, 6-3, 295, So.
DE 92 E.J. Wilson, 6-2, 265, Jr.
LB 52 Quan Sturdivant, 6-2, 230, So.
LB 41 Mark Paschal, 6-0, 230, Sr.
LB 44 Chase Rice, 6-3, 220, Sr.
CB 12 Charles Brown, 5-10, 190, So.
SS 31 Trimane Goddard, 5-11, 195, Sr.
FS 27 Deunta Williams, 6-2, 195, So.
CB 16 Kendric Burney, 5-9, 180, So.
P 19 Terrence Brown, 6-3, 190, Sr.


Virginia

QB 7 Peter Lalich, 6-5, 225, So.
RB 5 Mikell Simpson, 6-1, 200, Jr.
FB 31 Rashawn Jackson, 6-1, 253, Jr.
WR 80 Maurice Covington, 6-4, 225, Sr.
WR 20 Kevin Ogletree, 6-2, 189, Jr.
TE 85 John Phillips, 6-6, 250, Sr.
OT 75 Eugene Monroe, 6-6, 315, Sr.
OG 65 B.J. Cabbell, 6-6, 304, So.
C 64 Jack Shields, 6-5, 289, So.
OG 76 Zak Stair, 6-6, 300, Sr.
OT 61 Will Barker, 6-7, 315, Jr.
PK 11 Chris Hinkebein, 6-1, 190, RFr.

DE 93 Alex Field, 6-7, 270, Sr.

Position Spotlight:
Good luck replacing Chris Long. Sean Gottschalk isn't exactly a No. 1 pass rusher on the other side, so there will be a rotation at the other end spot to provide some sort of production. The 270-pound Field has the size to be decent against the run, but can he hit a quarterback?
NT 98 Nate Collins, 6-2, 280, Jr.
DE 99 Sean Gottschalk, 6-4, 275, So.
LB 55 Jared Detrick, 6-1, 235, So.
LB 51 Clint Sintim, 6-3, 254, Sr.
LB 58 Antonio Appleby, 6-4, 250, Sr.
LB 54 Jon Copper, 6-0, 230, Sr.
CB 19 Ras-I Dowling, 6-2, 200, So.
S 17 Brandon Woods, 6-2, 211, Jr.
S 22 Byron Glaspy, 5-11, 206, Sr.
CB 43 Mike Parker, 6-2, 200, So.
P 4 John Thornton, 6-4, 212, Sr.

Virginia Tech

QB 7 Sean Glennon, 6-4, 223, Sr.
RB 27 Jahre Cheeseman, 5-10, 205, Jr.
FB 42 Kenny Jefferson, 5-9, 216, Jr.
WR 12 Cory Holt, 6-4, 223, Sr.
WR 80 Brandon Dillard, 5-11, 180, Jr.
TE 18 Sam Wheeler, 6-3, 269, Jr.
OT 77 Ed Wang, 6-5, 310, Jr.
OG 67 Nick Marshman, 6-5, 357, Sr.
C 58 Ryan Shuman, 6-3, 313, Sr.
OG 70 Sergio Render, 6-4, 324, Jr.
OT 62 Blake DeChristopher, 6-5, 293, RFr.
PK 41 Dustin Keys, 6-2, 207, Jr.

DE 6 Jason Worilds, 6-2, 252, So.
DT 91 John Graves, 6-3, 292, So.
DT 95 Cordarrow Thompson, 6-2, 323, Jr.
DE 90 Orion Martin, 6-3, 252, Sr.
LB 41 Cam Martin, 6-1, 204, Jr.
LB 33 Brett Warren, 6-1, 223, Sr.
LB 45 Purnell Sturdivant, 5-10, 234, Sr.
CB 21 Rashad Carmichael, 5-10, 193, So.

Position Spotlight: No one's going to throw on Macho Harris, so the other starting corner is sure to be picked on. The speedy Carmichael, who played behind Harris last year, has the first shot at the job, but he'll have to fight off Stephan Virgil and Chris Hill this summer.

FS 17 Kam Chancellor, 6-3, 225, Jr.
ROV 24 Dorian Porch, 5-11, 211, Jr.
CB 1 Victor Harris, 6-0, 192, Sr.
P 97 Brent Bowden, 6-3, 206, Jr.

 










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